Date: 09 December 2021 | Dutch Spotted
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There was a packed ringside to view a cracking sale of Dutch Spotted females at Carlisle, with some smart sheep in the shop window, from some of the best flocks within the breed. Bidding was strong throughout, especially in among the ewe section, with 20 lots over 2000gns throughout the sale.
Topping the trade and a new record for a gimmer was a bid of 11,000gns. This strong gimmer came from the Diamond flock and was the sole entry from Emma Allen, Co. Tyrone. She started her flock in 2018 and now has 8 ewes. Diamond Dakota, a daughter of Challoch Bearskin and out of an imported ewe, Bella 11, was carrying a single to Drumkirk Decider, who has already bred tup lambs up to 6500gns and gimmers to 5000gns, and was sold with a ewe carrying an embryo from her too. Bidding was strong, but when the hammer fell eventually, it was Henry Jewitt from the Sunnybank flock forking out the readies to add to his growing flock.
Stuart Wood enjoyed a great trade for his gimmers from the noted Woodies flock. Topping his trade was the imported shearling “Deliah”, a solid, powerful gimmer with plenty of reach. This one was again in lamb to the “sire in demand” Drumkirk Decider. This one wings its way over to the Isle of Tiree. The Woodies flock saw a further 3 imported gimmers sell for 3200, selling to M/s Thompson, Park Farm, Yeovil, 3000gns to Matthew Simpson, Kilmarnock and 2200gns to Chloe Brathwaite, Malvern, completing a great sale for him. Two of these were in lamb to Woodie’s stock ram, Mossclair Danny, a tup with great skin and width, whilst the other was in lamb to the noted Tiptop Calvin Klein.
Carlisle based breeder Nick Brown “enjoyed” a good trade, after having to go through the ring twice after a technical hitch with the online bidding. He clocked up 3000gns on his first trip through the ring with Irthing Valley Darcy and was set up to equal the bidding when he went back through after the gimmer lambs. This smart gimmer by Westbroad B Explorer 11, which he shared with the Tiptop flock, was carrying twins to Skyes Euro Millions, and was snapped up by EL Jones, Dolwen.
Topping the trade in the gimmer lamb section was a stylish lamb from the Topbank flock from Rhys Francis. The Topbank flock runs to 8 ewes and Ebonie is out of one of the stars of the flock, a 2017 imported ewe called Amethyst and by Ty-Gwyn Douglas, a son of Merryboro Cracker, that they purchased privately. This one sold to Messrs Evans, Brecon for 2800gns.